A charming coming-of-age memoir in which every dress tells a story.
As we grow older, how do we know what to let go of and what to keep?
Lorelei started collecting dresses in her twenties and found that every time she wore one it became more significant to her. From falling in love for the first time to playing in a band, from starting a career to moving overseas, every dress soon had a memory stitched into it, and she became as attached to each one as if they were the events and people themselves.
But what happens when the wardrobe gets full? Should you let go of the dresses you've outgrown, or try to hold on to them forever?
Dress, Memory is about a decade in dresses. Perceptive and poignant, humorous and heartwarming, it's the story of growing up and growing into yourself. It's about trying things on until you find the perfect fit.
'Looking through Lorelei's wardrobe is a bit like looking into her soul. I enjoyed the view.' Jo Walker, editor of frankie magazine
'A lovely portrait of both the strength and fragility of a young woman. I felt like I was in my twenties again.' - Kirstie Clements
'A brilliant vision of what it means to be a young woman.'- Romy Ash
'I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book! Such a treat!' - Clare Bowditch
Lorelei Vashti is a Melbourne-based writer and editor. She is a contributor to the popular 'Women of Letters' series, has written for and been profiled in many magazines, and used to write a television column for the Fairfax press. Her blog is called 'Dress, Memory'.
Biography & Autobiography
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin